A 42-year-old man was shot and killed while changing his tire in a North Hollywood parking lot Monday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The man was shot at approximately 6 p.m. in the parking lot of the Valley Park Recreation Center on the 12200 block of Archwood Street in North Hollywood.
"No one thinks when they pull over into a parking lot to find a safe place to change their tire are going to be accosted and shot," said LAPD Homicide Lt. Michael Kozak.
The victim was found shot next to his 1993 Cadillac and was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
"We don't know where he lives, if he's from the are or if he just pulled into the area off the freeway just to change a tire," Lt. Kozak said. "We just don't know."
Police believe two men fled the scene after the shooting but did not know what caused the shooting.
Authorities are asking for the public's help while they continue to investigate the murder.